Nietzsche wraps ‘Philosophy’ series

Dec 12, 2013
Friedrich Nietzsche

Rockland — Rockland Public Library will conclude its screening of the “Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness” series Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs Friends Community Room of the library, 80 Union St.

The 24-minute “Nietzsche on Hardship,” Part 6 of the series, will be followed by a discussion led by Richard Fortuna, URock student and vice-president of the Honors Program.

In the video, popular British philosopher Alain De Botton (“The Consolations of Philosophy,” “How Proust Can Change Your Life”) explores Friedrich Nietzsche’s dictum that any worthwhile achievements in life come from the experience of overcoming hardship. For Nietzsche, any existence that is too comfortable is worthless, as are the twin refuges of drink and religion.

The evening is one in a continuing Thursday series of literary, film and cultural offerings sponsored by the library and Friends of the Rockland Public Library. Admission is free. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling the library at 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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